Movie Review: The Bank Job

The Bank Job is a movie based on the Baker Street robbery that happened in London in 1971. The money and the valuables that were stolen were never recovered. I say based on because it is hard to delineate fact from fiction in movies like this. And it does seems like it all could happen like the way the movie suggests, but you can never be too sure of the minute facts and especially what valuables were stolen... since they were never reported. Whatever the case, The Bank Job makes for an enjoyably interesting movie.
In probably his 10 millionth crime-caper, heist, type of film, Jason Statham plays a more realistic defunct amateur crook than say... his Transporter series. Saffron Burrows, who co-stars also does a good job, playing an ex-model who is used to initiate this bank robbery. I don't really know who she is, but I like her name.
Anyways, I'll keep this review short and say that it is worthy of seeing. It is probably one of Jason Statham's best movies to date, although I do like Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Oh yeah, The Italian Job was good too.
3.5 out of 5

Running time 1 hr. 51 mins
Budget: $20 million
US Gross: $30,060,660
International Gross: $33,000,000
Total Gross: $63,060,660

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